LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CloudBuy, Europe’s leading transactional cloud platform, today announced its Chairman and CIO, Ronald Duncan, has been shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year, at the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards. The nomination is in recognition of his significant contribution to the innovation, development and growth of the company over the past 12 months.
The prestigious Quoted Company Awards recognise those companies and individuals who, despite the wider economic challenges, have worked tirelessly to advance the success of their businesses. The judging panel of leading lights from across the media and financial services sectors have now shortlisted the highest achieving companies and individuals in the market. The overall winners will be announced on 29th January 2014, at the award’s 10th Anniversary ceremony hosted at the Natural History Museum.
As Chairman of CloudBuy, Duncan has developed a next generation b2b ecommerce marketplace, recognised as the best in the world by Visa. Visa has secured an exclusive three year partnership agreement for a global roll-out of CloudBuy’s ecommerce marketplace, which is expected to quickly transform CloudBuy from a £ 2.2m turnover UK company to a £50m turnover global business.
“I’m delighted to have been shortlisted and this is a testament to the success of what CloudBuy has achieved,” comments Ronald Duncan Chairman and CIO. “With over 1 million users we are now Europe’s biggest transactional cloud platform, and our work with central Government, local authorities, NHS and Universities is proof of our secure, cloud technology.”
Ronald Duncan had a best placing of 13th in World Cup Ski Racing and competed in 2 Olympics prior to moving into software development. He successfully chaired the skiing governing body Snowsports GB who won 3 World Cups during his tenure. He won multiple British Championships, Internationals and Continental Cups despite a break to go to Cambridge University.
Following retirement from ski racing he set up @Software PLC followed by @UK PLC in 1999, which floated in 2005 and was recently renamed CloudBuy for global roll out with Visa.
CloudBuy, formerly @UK, is Europe’s leading transactional Cloud Platform with over 1 million users. The platform supports B2B eCommerce and eProcurement across a range of public and private sector organisations providing a secure, controlled transactional environment for B2B trading.